Wyatt Cenac - Background Hobbits

  • Season 3 , Ep 1
  • 07/20/2012
  • Views: 69,125

Wyatt Cenac explains how one woman was too brown to play an imaginary creature. (1:56)

WHEN THEY WEREMAKING "THE HOBBIT" MOVIE.

THEY NEEDED TO CASTSOME BACKGROUND ACTORS,

SPECIFICALLYBACKGROUND HOBBITS,

AND SO THEY HADTHIS OPEN CASTING CALL,

AND THIS INDIAN WOMAN,SHE SHOWED UP.

SHE WANTED TO BE ONEOF THESE BACKGROUND HOBBITS,

PRESUMABLY 'CAUSE SHE WAS TINYWITH GIANT FEET.

BUT SHE SHOWED UPTO THE CASTING CALL,

AND THEY TURNED HER AWAY,

AND THEY SAID, "NO,YOU CAN'T BE IN THIS MOVIE

'CAUSE YOU ARE TOOBROWN TO BE A HOBBIT."

NOW I'M GONNA REPEATTHAT FOR YOU.

SOMEBODY TOLDA REAL-LIFE WOMAN

THAT HER SKIN WAS TOO BROWN

TO PLAY AN IMAGINARY CREATURE

THAT BASICALLY INTHE WHOLE FICTIONAL WORLD

OF "LORD OF THE RINGS,"AND "THE HOBBIT"

WHERE YOU HAVE DRAGONS,AND TROLLS,

AND TALKING TREES,

WHERE YOU DRAWTHE LINE...

WHERE IMAGINATIONIS CAPPED OUT,

NO MORE ROOM...

IS FOR A BROWN HOBBIT.

FIERY EYEBALL THING,NO PROBLEM,

NO PROBLEM WITH THAT,NO PROBLEM,

BUT DON'T EVEN TRYTO IMAGINE A SAMOAN ELF.

THAT (bleep)WILL BLOW YOUR MIND.

THAT'S WHY I NEVER GOTINTO LIKE, "THE HOBBIT"

OR "LORD OF THE RINGS"WHEN I WAS A KID.

I NEVER GOT INTO THAT STUFF

'CAUSE I NEVER FELT LIKEI WAS REPRESENTED.

I DIDN'T, LIKE,THERE ARE NO BROWN HOBBITS.

THERE AREN'T.THERE AREN'T BLACK WIZARDS.

LIKE IF I WANT BLACK WIZARDS,

ALL I HAVE ISA (bleep) BASKETBALL TEAM

IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

ONLY SPELLS THEY KNOWARE LOSING SPELLS.

(laughter)

"ABRACADABRA,WE FORGOT HOW TO REBOUND."

(laughter)

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